Excess skin accumulation on the upper eyelids can cause them to be heavy. As your eyelids begin to droop, you may notice a change in your appearance or that your ability to see worsens. The unwanted skin from around your eyes is eliminated during eyelid surgery for a brighter facial appearance and improved peripheral vision.
Drooping eyelids and poorly distributed eye fat can lead to a chronically fatigued appearance, which can significantly age your face. Eyelid surgery will remove excess skin and redistribute or remove eyelid fat to minimize puffiness and restore a more rested appearance.
Patients with an accumulation of eyelid tissue may find that they lack a defined eyelid crease or that the excess tissue prevents them from having a smooth, spacious lid. This can be especially problematic for women because it makes it more difficult to apply makeup to the eyelids. During your eyelid surgery, the natural crease of the eyelid is enhanced and defined for a more appealing eye appearance.
It takes between four and six weeks to fully recover from eyelid surgery. In the initial week, your eyes will be swollen and you will experience bruising. You should rest with your head elevated for several days to prevent excess swelling from occurring. Most patients can return to work and normal activities within two weeks. Exercise should only be resumed with your surgeon’s permission.
It is possible for eyelid surgery to result in some slight scarring that will fade over time. Incisions are placed in natural eye creases to decrease the visibility of scarring.
Many factors affect the cost of eyelid surgery. Geographical location, facility fees, anesthesia fees, and surgeon fees all alter the ultimate cost of your procedure. However, price should only be one factor in choosing a surgeon. You should never sacrifice quality work by a board-certified plastic surgeon just to save some money. Proven result matter. Financing is available if needed.
There is some slight pain associated with eyelid surgery. Immediately following your surgery, it is normal to experience redness, bruising, swelling, and soreness. To control discomfort, you will be prescribed an oral pain medication and should schedule downtime for at least a few days following your surgery.
If you think that a Blepharoplasty may be beneficial for you or wish to learn more about the Blepharoplasty procedure, please contact DAVinci Plastic Surgery today. Call (202) 966-9590 or fill out our contact form today. We look forward to hearing from you!